By Jeff Borzello
Every year at the NBPA Top 100 camp in mid-June, a player breaks out. He usually goes from being a borderline top-100 player to a must-get prospect for many colleges.
This year, that player was undoubtedly Adam Woodbury.
The 6-foot-11 center from East High School (Iowa) won the MVP award at the camp, dominating all week with his unstoppable lefty jump hook. He can pass out of the post and knows how to finish around the rim. Woodbury was slowly rising up the charts all spring, but his performance in Virginia put him over the top.
“I felt I held my own against the top talent in the nation,” Woodbury said Tuesday. “That award gave me more confidence, and I feel this showed a lot of people what I’m capable of.”
Before the camp, he held offers from Iowa, Minnesota, Stanford and Ohio State, with some interest coming from North Carolina, Kansas, Florida and Wisconsin.
Since then, he has definitely seen an uptick in the colleges pursuing him.
“My recruiting has definitely picked up,” Woodbury said. “Wisconsin has offered me. I have heard from North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Florida and Texas recently.”
Woodbury, who holds a 3.9 GPA, has a few factors that will impact his college decision.
“Style of play, coaches, the educational aspect,” he said. “A college that puts me in a place I can succeed.”
It will be interesting to see if Woodbury continues his stellar play during the July live period.
For now, though, he is trying to stay humble and get better as his recruitment rises.
“It’s definitely an honor,” hes said. “I’m excited to keep working hard and to continue to improve.”
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